Nigeria at 50 (A Golden Age)
Like an Ocean wave, it waves
Calling all yea who swayed
To the river-banks and overstayed
Away from the then Slave-Coast
Before now and during the days
Days when lanugo wrapped a newborn
Named not by an inbreed culture
But: River Niger flowing nonstop to the future.
A moment of silence…
To all yea who passed on for or by her sword…
Rejoice and bless us to good gospels
Nothing good and best changed in liberty-bell
The Eagle still strong as the Horses never fall
Lokoja still a confluence, along the dell
The boutique of flowers still ours in golden ages
O yes, the flag is ever Green and White.
To all yea who see these days,
Days when history’s made easily from misery
Hark back to years ago, by ego civilians and soldiers
Breathe last breath for the liberty-bell.
50 years tougher, stronger and of better wage
Arise o compatriot…
An atom now weighs more a whale
All on a golden age.
By Onyeche V.E. Onyeka
All great Nigeria presidents and Heroes, Colonization, Golden age, Independence Day, Late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Late President Yar’Adua, Liberty bell, Nigeria coat of arm, Nigeria’s golden jubilee, Nigerians overseas and dwellers, October first (1st October), President Goodluck Jonathan, and Slave coast.